For many years, General Management and the SUEZ group as a whole have been committed to protecting the health and safety of all its employees and subcontractors as well as the customers and populations among which we work. The action plans deployed on all SUEZ sites have enabled a continuous reduction of the frequency rate of accidents (57% reduction in 10 years, see diagram below) and a significant decrease in their severity.
To attain our "Zero serious and fatal accident" goal, and create an integrated Health and Safety culture, SUEZ has initiated and continues to deploy a Health and Safety policy based on four areas:
“Safety Always”: At SUEZ, safety is everywhere, anytime, with everyone and for everyone.
The Health & Safety of each and every one of us is particularly important to me. As an essential condition of our activities and a guarantee of quality for our customers, let us all be committed, individually and collectively, to a SUEZ Health & Safety culture that is integrated into everything we do.
Bertrand Camus , Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ
Our activities expose us to a number of risks that must be controlled.
To do so, we have deployed a prevention plan:
Our managers are at the heart of our Health & Safety culture:
With the participation of each and every employee, we can prevent accidents and protect health of everyone.
With this in mind, SUEZ launched “Fair Culture” in 2014, an initiative aimed at creating a climate of trust within the teams, thus encouraging more transparency and sharing to strengthen risk prevention.
Fair Culture is based on three pillars:
What does this mean in practice?
SUEZ has developed a customised Health & Safety training program at the SUEZ Academy:
"Job" training courses are carried out within our entities for all new hires and all employees receive regular refresher training to update their knowledge.
*ICSI: Institut pour une Culture de Sécurité Industrielle (institute for an industrial safety culture), non-profit association founded in 2003